The Mekong has been on the brink of ecological crises for years, with major consequences for food supplies, livelihoods and nearly all aspects of life for the 60 million people who depend on the river.
Forum brought together over 350 representatives of ministries, sectors, localities business associations and enterprises from the six involved countries.
And a project development fund was set up with a corpus of USD 75 million to promote trade and investments in CLMV countries.
Despite the Cambodian government working towards ensuring a continuous operation of supply chains, food security is affected by lack of safety income-net for these Mekong delta inhabitants who are at the mercy of natural events and weather.
Commission to beef up its efforts to balance environmental protection and economic development in the Mekong Basin.
As for the new regional environmental management strategy, the MRC described this document as “the first of its kind that covers the whole Lower Mekong Basin.”
Signed funding agreements worth close to US$ 5 million to back the MRC in implementing its new Strategic Plan 2021–2025.
The new “Mekong Air Quality Explorer” platform, named after the area it was initially designed to monitor, developed with the US Agency for International Development.
To tackle the problem of air pollution monitoring in Thailand and the lower-Mekong River region